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Global sector risks in precarious balance


At the end of 2016, global sector trends remained mixed, including in the regions that until now have been relatively spared by the increase in risks. Over the whole year, across 12 sectors evaluated in six regions of the world, nearly half saw their assessments change. There were 23 downgrades for 10 upgrades.

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Rising political risks in developed countries: the sword of Damocles hangs over Europe’s major economies


Periods of economic crisis naturally lead to heightened political uncertainty and this aspect is crucial in assessing country risks

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Coface publishes CEE TOP 500 Companies: Biggest players benefit from favourable business conditions in CEE


2015 was a good year for Central and Eastern Europe. The average GDP growth was 3.3%, after 2.6% in 2014. Private consumption was rising due to declining unemployment and increasing wages. EU funds supported investments. In short: CEE was faced with a booming economy. But how did the largest businesses perform?

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China’s two-speed economy: Sector winners and losers


China’s economy grew by 6.9% in 2015, the slowest expansion pace in 25 years. Growth should continue to slow in 2016 and 2017, and will probably undershoot the government’s average annual growth target of 6.5% - as set out in the 13th five-year plan for 2016-2020.

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Sector assessments revised in 6 global regions


Sector risks are still increasing in emerging markets

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